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Child Nearly Drowns at Russell Hotel

DrowningRussell authorities say a two-year-old child nearly drowned Sunday at Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites.

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It's Enrollment Week in USD 407

apple logoEnrollment begins today for students in USD 407 in Russell.

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St. John Lutheran Church to Host Clothing Giveaway

St John Lutheran ChurchThe Youth of St. John Lutheran Church will be hosting their Back-to-School Clothing Giveaway on Wednesday, August 14 from 1 to 7 PM and Thursday, August 15 from 1 to 5 PM.

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Historic Russell Pharmacy Changes Hands

Don Dawson PharmacyUpon the recent retirement of longtime local pharmacist Don Dawson, for the first time since 1902, a Dawson-owned drug store will not be in Russell.

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I-70 Rest Areas near Russell Closed for Repairs

Rest AreaThe Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) closed both the Interstate 70 east and westbound rest area facilities east of Russell Friday.

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Multiple Cases of Vandalism Reported in Russell

Crime PhotoSeveral Russell homes and properties were vandalized sometime Wednesday with various amounts of spray paint.

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Stage IV Remains

Russell City Council 2013 JuneThe Russell City Council voted Tuesday evening to leave the current Stage IV Water Emergency in place in Russell after recent rains prompted Councilmembers to consider easing the restrictions.

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